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Sea Turtles Swim Against the Darwin Current - Discovery Institute

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Discovery Institute

Sea Turtles Swim Against the Darwin Current
Discovery Institute
Was there ever a more incongruous animal to imagine being a swimming champion? And yet there they go, swimming long distance routes with unerring navigational skill. We learned in Living Waters how they climb out of their sand nests as hatchlings ...

700 green sea turtles just hatched in Far North Queensland - Lonely Planet Travel News

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Lonely Planet Travel News

700 green sea turtles just hatched in Far North Queensland
Lonely Planet Travel News
The hatchlings are the first turtles to be born on the island in seven years. Emerging from the nests, baby turtles instinctively make a dash for the ocean.

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New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama - Science Daily

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:55

Science Daily

New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama
Science Daily
Modern day sea turtles were previously thought to have had a single ancestor of the of the Peritresius clade during the Late Cretaceous epoch, from about 100 to 66 million years ago. This ancestral species, Peritresius ornatus, lived exclusively in ...
New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama - Phys.orgPhys.Org
New species of ancient sea turtle unearthed in AlabamaThe Mix
Old Man of the Sea: Ancient Alabaman sea turtle ancestor | PLOS ...PLOS Research News

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Old Man of the Sea: Ancient Alabaman sea turtle ancestor - PLOS Research News

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:17

PLOS Research News

Old Man of the Sea: Ancient Alabaman sea turtle ancestor
PLOS Research News
If you've ever seen a sea turtle, you'll not be surprised to hear that these creatures have ancestors dating back to the times of dinosaurs. One ancestor of modern-day sea turtles, Peritresius ornatus, lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous ...

New species of ancient sea turtle unearthed in Alabama - The Mix

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:08

The Mix

New species of ancient sea turtle unearthed in Alabama
The Mix
The fossils of P. martini fill in a significant gap in the lineage leading to modern sea turtles by serving as an important missing link that directly ties together living and extinct species. The PLOS One study shows that P. martini lived between 70 ...
New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in AlabamaPhys.Org

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New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama - Phys.Org

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:00

Phys.Org

New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama
Phys.Org
The researchers identified some of the Alabama fossils as representing a new Peritresius species, which they named Peritresius martini after Mr. George Martin who discovered the fossils. Their identification was based on anatomical features including ...
New species of ancient sea turtle unearthed in AlabamaThe Mix
Old Man of the Sea: Ancient Alabaman sea turtle ancestorPLOS Research News

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Kemp's Ridley sea turtle found on Sanibel Beach - Fox 4

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:36

Fox 4

Kemp's Ridley sea turtle found on Sanibel Beach
Fox 4
SANIBEL, Fla. - Sea turtle nesting season is underway. The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) says they found their first sea turtle nest of the 2018 season. The foundation found a Kemp's ridley sea turtle nesting on Sanibel Island ...
Loggerhead sea turtle treated for red tide poisoning, anemia releasedCaptiva Current

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Pemba the turtle's 700km journey leads to food source near Cape Point - Independent Online

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:02

Independent Online

Pemba the turtle's 700km journey leads to food source near Cape Point
Independent Online
Durban- Pemba the Olive Ridley Turtle s satelite tracking positions continue to amaze marine scientists. In the past month, it has revealed a lot about this species migration routes. On Monday, Pemba was 375 nautical miles (695 km) South South West of ...

Loggerhead Sea Turtle released by CROW - Fox 4

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:40

Fox 4

Loggerhead Sea Turtle released by CROW
Fox 4
SANIBEL, Fla.-- The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, also known as CROW, has released a female Loggerhead Sea Turtle at the Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel. Kemp's Ridley sea turtle found nesting on Sanibel Beach. The sea turtle came to CROW at ...

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Khanh Hoa: Endangered 9.5kg sea turtle released back to the sea - Nhan Dan Online

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:38

Nhan Dan Online

Khanh Hoa: Endangered 9.5kg sea turtle released back to the sea
Nhan Dan Online
Earlier, the ENV received a report through its conservation hotline 1800-1522 from local people wishing to deliver an olive ridley sea turtle which became trapped in their net while fishing. The centre later contacted Khanh Hoa Fisheries to quickly ...

South Carolina Aquarium to open new sea turtle area - WMBF

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:48

South Carolina Aquarium to open new sea turtle area
WMBF
The SC aquarium will open a new area Wednesday (Source: Live 5). CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -. The South Carolina Aquarium is expanding its sea turtle area. Officials will cut the ribbon on a "Sea Turtle Recovery Gallery" on Wednesday, which is an ...

South Carolina Aquarium opens new sea turtle recovery area - WTOC

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:27

South Carolina Aquarium opens new sea turtle recovery area
WTOC
The aquarium's new respond gallery (Source: Live 5). CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -. The South Carolina Aquarium is expanding its sea turtle area. Officials cut the ribbon on a "Sea Turtle Recovery Gallery" on Wednesday, which is an extension of the ...

Trio of rehabilitated sea turtles released by Clearwater Marine Aquarium - WFLA

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:09

WFLA

Trio of rehabilitated sea turtles released by Clearwater Marine Aquarium
WFLA
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A trio of rehabilitated sea turtles returned to their home on Tuesday. Members of the Clearwater marine Aquarium released them back into the Gulf of Mexico. Crowds gathered at Fred Howard Park in Pinellas County for the ...

Okaloosa approves lighting rules to protect sea turtles - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:35

The Northwest Florida Daily News

Okaloosa approves lighting rules to protect sea turtles
The Northwest Florida Daily News
SHALIMAR — Okaloosa County is no longer the only county in the Panhandle without a lighting ordinance to protect sea turtles such as loggerheads and greens during the nesting season. The County Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to adopt a law that will ...

After study shows sea turtles navigate using magnetic fields, group moves away from metal - Port City Daily

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:54

Port City Daily

After study shows sea turtles navigate using magnetic fields, group moves away from metal
Port City Daily
So as to not interfere with the turtle's magnetic sensory systems, BHI Conservancy pre-emptively incorporated plastic cages over metal cages in its efforts to protect nests. Bald Head Island Conservancy's sea turtle coordinator, Natalie Monnier, said ...

3 Sea turtles returned to the wild - Fox 35 Orlando

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:21

Fox 35 Orlando

3 Sea turtles returned to the wild
Fox 35 Orlando
Clearwater, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Clearwater Marine Aquarium released three sea turtles today at Fred Howard Park. The sea turtles included Echo and Papa, two endangered green sea turtles treated for the Fibropapilloma virus, and Marigold, a critically ...

Meanwhile on ... Réunion Island, there is now a turtle sanctuary ... - Christian Science Monitor

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:35

Christian Science Monitor

Meanwhile on ... Réunion Island, there is now a turtle sanctuary ...
Christian Science Monitor
April 17, 2018 —Réunion Island, on a beach where sea turtles were once hunted and then bred commercially, there is now a turtle sanctuary. Kélonia was founded in 1994 to care for and protect the giant creatures (they can weigh as much as 1,500 pounds ...

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Sea turtle gets cracked shell repaired after damage by boater - The Daily Herald (press release)

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:53

The Daily Herald (press release)

Sea turtle gets cracked shell repaired after damage by boater
The Daily Herald (press release)
SIMPSON BAY--Nature Foundation was contacted by the Immigration Department at the Simpson Bay Substation regarding an injured turtle dropped off at that location by a vessel. From the account given to the Foundation the vessel struck the turtle in ...

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